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Katy Upperman

Katy Upperman
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Katy Upperman is a graduate of Washington State University, a former elementary school teacher, and an insatiable reader. When not writing for young adults, Katy can be found whipping up batches of chocolate chip cookies, or exploring the country with her husband and daughter. Kissing Max Holden is her debut novel.

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    The Impossibility of Us

    Katy Upperman
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    Square Fish

    The last thing Elise wants is to start over in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move to a sleepy coastal village to be closer to Elise’s sister-in-law and niece.

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    How the Light Gets In

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    Katy Upperman's How the Light Gets In is a haunting YA novel about a teen coping with the loss of her sibling.

    Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old...

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    Kissing Max Holden

    Katy Upperman
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    Equal parts swoonworthy romance and deeply affecting family drama, this debut young adult novel about the boy next door turned super hot bad boy will have readers hooked from the very first...

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    KISSING MAX HOLDEN Chapter Sampler

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    Download the first four chapters of KISSING MAX HOLDEN by Katy Upperman!

    “Jilly. . . if you tell me to go home, I will.”

    After his father has a life-altering stroke, Max Holden isn't...

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